The numbers keep indicating 70% of Republicans and 95% of conservatives just don’t want Romney. I’ll vote for him, I think, maybe…if it comes to it. But I won’t walk a single block or make a single phone call for him. I will not try to influence anyone for Romney. And I’d rather give money to any deserving conservative down ballot…or the bum on the corner.
It’s curious to me that while Romney has been able to use his money and surrogates to burn down every serious candidate, including my guy, Governor Perry, the first time they really respond in kind, the whole world rushes to defend the great capitalist, Mitt Romney. I do not know that much about Bain, but I know the type. Usually fairly ruthless to the last nickel. I suppose they have their place, if less so than 1984, but do I want that type of honcho for president? Nope, save him for the next Olympics in America, if that ever happens again.
It’s strange to me that conservatives like Rush, Hannity and Levin, who are quick and right to trash the hedge funds and cronyism of Soros and the Oracle, are so defensive of Bain and Romney’s efforts there. What makes Romney so special? We know there are vultures among our capitalists. We KNOW it, because we lock them up when we get the goods on them.
The Associated Press reported that Bain bought two companies – Hallmark’s Burnes of Boston and the Holson Company in the late 1980s. Bain combined them into the Holson Burnes Group and built a factory in South Carolina. But while sales grew, Holson Burnes was operating at a loss, the AP reported. The company closed the South Carolina plant in 1992, laying off workers there and moving the remaining jobs to Claremont, N.H. However, those jobs also did not last long.
The AP reported that the Claremont plant began furloughing workers after just seven months, as it sent more jobs overseas. –Boston Globe
Maybe the above is a legitimate case of restructuring. Maybe not. I don’t know what the tax and other incentives were, if any, to move the company three times. What I do know is three different American cities were effected with the jobs eventually gone out of the country. At the least it seems fair that questions can be asked about this sort of capitalism. After all there is about to be a primary in South Carolina, a state that has been hit pretty hard by this sort of thing.
Hey, how about that stock market? Did you know that as of Tuesday, January 10th, the Dow has surged 15% in about 90 days. It just makes sense doesn’t, what with sky high commodity prices and the wonderful state of the world economy. Actually, there have been multiple swings similar to that over the last year or so. That’s not choppy, it’s schizophrenic and to be expected when the average stock is held 22 seconds. You read that right.
This aint your daddy’s capitalism and these hedge funds and stock funds making these instant trades are not your old Wall Street Republicans. But let’s not ask any hard questions about it because you know that makes us like the Occupy nuts. Let us carry on pretending the Obama thugs are not going to bring it up, if Romney is the GOP candidate.
Ayn Rand talked a lot about looters, the takers who live off the producers. She understood a lot of so called capitalists are really just looters themselves, working every angle and favor for an advantage. They aren’t producers or if they are they want an advantage. They are crony manipulators and abetors to statism when it profits them. Mitt Romney imposed a statist mandate as governor of Massachusetts. I reckon that’s enough to merit a close inspection of everything about him, including how he made his money.